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  • Anderson Cooper Gently Explains to Alec Baldwin Why a Certain Slur Is Anti-Gay

    03/31/2014 5:41:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/31/2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    To hear Alec Baldwin tell it (in this very magazine), he was "labeled a homophobic bigot" by Anderson Cooper, "the self-appointed Jack Valenti of gay media culture," after his use of terms "toxic little queen" and [Deleted} But on the radio with Howard Stern today, Cooper insisted, "I didn't really speak out against him. I sent maybe two tweets." After stressing that he has "nothing against the guy," the CNN host then carefully, somewhat nervously explained where he was coming from. And yes, he said the word. "When he called the person a ... a ... [Deleted]," Anderson stammered, "and...
  • Word Police's Latest Threat to Freedom

    03/15/2014 10:48:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Jeff Crouere
    First Lady Michelle Obama is not content nagging Americans about their food choices. She has now decided to lecture us about our word usage. Along with pop star Beyonce and actress Jennifer Garner among others, the First Lady is urging Americans to ban the word “bossy.” She believes that use of the word somehow inhibits young girls from becoming leaders. This whole effort is typical of liberal campaigns to lecture Americans about everything from their diet to their healthcare choices. Far too many of these liberals believe they know what is best and need to offer such guidance for the...
  • Europe says US-made cheeses can't use Old World names

    03/12/2014 1:14:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03-12-2014 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – Errico Auricchio produced cheese with his family in Italy until he brought his trade to the United States more than 30 years ago. Now, the European Union is saying his cheese isn't authentic enough to carry a European name. As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgonzola on cheese made in the United States. The argument is that the American-made cheeses are shadows of the original European varieties and cut into sales and identity of the European cheeses. Auricchio, president of Wisconsin-based BelGioioso Cheese Inc., says he...
  • Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Ban Bossy' Campaign to Empower Girls to Lead

    03/10/2014 7:10:00 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03-10-2014 | Jake Whitman
    Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes. Sandberg -- the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book "Lean In" -- is spearheading the launch of a campaign today to ban the word "bossy," arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles. "We know that by middle school, more boys than girls want to lead," Sandberg said, "and if you ask girls why they don't want to lead, whether it's the school project all the way on to running for office, they don't want to be called bossy, and...
  • Stop Saying “That’s So Gay!”: 6 Types of Microaggressions That Harm LGBTQ People

    02/23/2014 9:11:47 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    Psychology Benefits Society ^ | February 7, 2014 | http://psychologybenefits.org/2014/02/07/anti-lgbt-microaggressions/
    (big time BARF ALERT!)When I was a little kid, I used to hear my brothers, cousins, and friends say things like “That’s so gay!” on a pretty regular basis. I would usually laugh along, hoping with all my might that they didn’t know my secret. My parents and other adults in my life would tell me things like “Boys don’t cry” or “Be a man!” which essentially was their way of telling me that being emotional was forbidden or a sign of weakness. When I was a teenager, there were a few boys at my high school who ridiculed me,...
  • University of Leipzig switches to feminine professor titles for men

    06/05/2013 4:21:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 5 Jun 13 08:14 CET | (The Local/kkf)
    The University of Leipzig has voted to adopt the feminine version of the word for “professor” as its default. In German, Professorin refers to a female professor while Professor is the male equivalent. Under the new measures, written documents will use the term Professorinnen when referring to professors in general. A footnote is to explain that male professors are also included in the description. …
  • Why 'illegal immigrant' is a slur

    07/05/2012 10:49:51 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2012 | Charles Garcia
    (CNN) -- Last month's Supreme Court decision in the landmark Arizona immigration case was groundbreaking for what it omitted: the words "illegal immigrants" and "illegal aliens," except when quoting other sources. The court's nonjudgmental language established a humanistic approach to our current restructuring of immigration policy. When you label someone an "illegal alien" or "illegal immigrant" or just plain "illegal," you are effectively saying the individual, as opposed to the actions the person has taken, is unlawful. The terms imply the very existence of an unauthorized migrant in America is criminal. In this country, there is still a presumption of...
  • Calling Obama 'Professor' Is Palin Code for 'Uppity': Prof (Obama mentor: Palin is a racist)

    02/11/2010 10:14:40 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 109 replies · 1,659+ views
    newser.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2010 | Jane Yager
    (Newser) – When Sarah Palin told Tea Party activists last week that President Obama was "a professor of law standing at the lectern," she wasn't just tapping into populist anti-intellectualism—she was also making a not-so-subtle attack on the president's race. So says Harvard professor and longtime Obama pal Charles Ogletree, who tells Inside Higher Ed that calling Obama "the professor" is close to labeling him 'uppity.'" Other slurs against Obama—left wing, socialist, palling around with terrorists—"were buzzwords. But the reality was they were looking at this president as an African American who was out of place,”
  • Ofcom bans 'derogatory' faggot advert

    07/05/2004 11:55:24 AM PDT · by ijcr · 40 replies · 1,477+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/07/2004 | Staff
    A radio advert for supermarket chain Somerfield has been banned after its use of the word faggots was deemed to be "highly derogatory". The avert(sic)featured a husband complaining that his wife served him the same meals every week. When she told him it was Friday so he was getting his usual faggots, he replied: "I've nothing against faggots, I just don't fancy them." Three listeners complained to media watchdog Ofcom, saying faggots alluded to homosexuals. Somerfield insisted: "The ad refers only to food products. Faggots were chosen to demonstrate the idea because they are commonly perceived as an outdated and...
  • Demolishing PC One Teradactyl At a Time

    11/22/2003 7:33:42 PM PST · by gitmo · 32 replies · 212+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | November 20, 2003 | Bernard Chapin
    Much frustration and despair results when the average non-brainwashed human is confronted with the mindlessly sterile political correctness that infects the higher educated strata of our society. Actually, outside the internet and selected television shows, there are few sanctuaries available for the habitually anti-PC. Today, as another commentator has stated, the golden rule is reversed. We are expected to be “sensitive” to everyone we meet, which in essence, means treating others as they’d like to be treated rather than how you yourself would like to be treated. This adds considerable stress to interactions as it’s impossible to know, by...